Over the course of the past few years, we have seen actress Victoria Justice going from the cute young girl from the hit Disney series Victorious, growing into the beautiful and talented women we have today. However, it seems that Victoria has been hiding quite a surprising secret from the public, as she has now revealed how she has suffered from an Autoimmune Disorder.
Justice explained to America's Health magazine, "A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which is a thyroid autoimmune disorder. All my life I've always had great skin, so it was really devastating. "Also, at first, I was losing a lot of weight, then I went on tour and I started gaining weight, and it was the most I'd ever gained in my life. I was, like, 115 pounds. Then when I filmed a movie last summer, I actually went under 100 pounds."
She added, "(The bad skin) definitely did affect my confidence, and it made me a little bit more self-conscious, But at the end of the day, I had the support of my family and friends. I knew that the people around me had my back. Now I really empathise with people who have issues with their skin, because it can get you down."
We are glad to see that Victoria Justice has not let her illness stand in the way of her dreams and her career and she really does stand as a positive role model for any other young people who are going through something similar. Keep up the good work Victoria, we are all proud of you.